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USS Arizona - Christening champagne and water

From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks catalog record of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt
The use of wine to christen the Arizona was hotly debated (1915 was the heyday of prohibition and the WCTU). (124K)

From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks catalog record of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt
Water from Roosevelt Dam arrived with the christening party, ready to be used if needed. (208K)

From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks catalog record of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt
The decision was refered to Governor Hunt by the Navy, who decided to use both. (224K)

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